Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

EPA National Environmental Education Training Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Environmental Education Training Program delivers environmental education training and long-term support to teachers and other education professionals across the United States to enable them to effectively teach about environmental issues. Environmental education training refers to activities such as classes, workshops, seminars, conferences, and on-line learning that are designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to effectively teach about environmental issues. Long-term support refers to activities that support training such as maintaining a web site of quality environmental education information, materials, and resources for educators; integrating environmental education into colleges and universities; linking environmental education to state efforts; and applying the results of research and evaluation to environmental education training programs. EPA encourages eligible institutions to form consortia to operate this program.

To be eligible for consideration, the program must be delivered to a wide range of education professionals that reach diverse demographic populations in all geographic regions of the U.S., including K-12 classroom teachers, faculty in education departments in colleges and universities, and non-formal educators in settings such as parks, nature centers, and museums. It must build on existing national environmental education resources and programs to leverage resources, encourage partnerships, and reduce duplication of effort. There must be at least a 25% non-federal match.

Because MU is limited to one application as the sole applicant or as the lead institution in a consortium, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010.  Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should include 1) goals and objectives of the program, 2) target audience, 3) planned activities for training and long-term support, 4) expected outcomes, and 5) anticipated source(s) of matching funds.

Amount:

Approximately $2.2 million will be awarded for the first year of the program based on FY 2010 appropriations. Funding for the subsequent four years of the program is subject to annual appropriations by Congress and other factors. For planning purposes, applicants should estimate funding for each subsequent four years of the program to be $2 million per year. Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of the total cost of the first year of the program. The same match is required for the four subsequent years of the program.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2010

External Deadline:

July 26, 2010

 

URL for more information: http://www.epa.gov/education/educate/solicitation.html

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.